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29 Ben Levy 25, June

The last two years, I had awesome explanations for how I was actually aging backwards. That ended this year.

This year, I turned 29. In itself, not a bad thing. But it’s 29-with-an-8-week-old-daughter, which is 45 in parent years. Many of my friends are in their 30s, but they can all sleep easy knowing I’ll always be older than they are.

The Spawn is two months old now, which means she’s ten pounds and smiles and laughs. Her gift to me was seven straight hours of sleep. It was the first night since she was born that I didn’t have to get up to feed her at least once.

So while I might be older than ever, I’m terminally behind on life, and I’m in a constant state of exhaustion, I could be feeling a lot worse.

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Younger Every Year Ben Levy 19, June

I was at a bachelor party a few months ago where a guy knew a guy who tracked down the customer service number for Facebook. When they called it, they heard an automated message telling them that Facebook has no customer service. Then they were disconnected.

The point is that if something goes wrong on the world’s largest social media network, something that can’t be fixed using the consumer-facing tools, it stays wrong.

A good example of this would be if, while creating your account, you accidentally said you were born in 1993, as opposed to 1983. You know, like I did.

Once submitted, there is no way on Facebook to change your birth year. So, as far as 500 million people are concerned, I just turned 18.

That’s even better than what I got las year.

I just turned legal. Happy birthday to me.

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